It’s wonderful how simple this diy holiday snow globe is to make yourself. There’s something about snow globes that is so mesmerizing.
Flipping them upside down and then right side up. Watching the snow fall.
No matter how old you are, you can’t help but flip it over when you see one.
Seriously. You can’t resist flipping it over, can you?
I got the idea to create a holiday snow globe when I was at Dollar Tree.
I had a pillar candle holder in my hand and walked past the vase section. I noticed their small round vases and put one on the candle holder. The vase sat nicely on the candle holder. Then I turned the vase upside down and the top of the vase snuggled nicely into the lip of the candle holder.
I immediately saw that it would be a fantastic snow globe, as long as I could create a tight seal between the vase and the candle holder.
(No one wants a leaky snow globe.)
I had an idea, now I just needed to decide what I wanted inside my snow globe.
In many ways, that was the hardest part of this homemade snow globe project.
Because whatever I put inside my snow globe needed to be waterproof. So, the item couldn’t contain metal, fabric, or anything organic. Those materials would eventually disintegrate or rust. Which wouldn’t make for a fantastic snow globe diy project.
Items in snow globes need to be either ceramic or plastic.
Plus, whatever I put in the snow globe needed to be small enough to fit within the globe, with room to spare.
A globe filled with liquid will distort the size of the items inside. They will look larger than they actually are.
*Note: you want to make sure that there is space between your item(s) and the top of the globe. You don’t want it to appear that they are touching.
Supplies for DIY Holiday Snow Globe
- Pillar candle holder (from Dollar Tree)
- Small round vase (from Dollar Tree)
- Fake snow or glitter (from Dollar Tree)
- Ceramic Christmas ornament(s) (I found mine at Target)
- Distilled water
- Glycerin (or clear glue)
- Marine adhesive sealant
- E6000 adhesive
- Tinsel (optional)
- Glass door knob (optional)